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ZONE ALL STAR MEET RECAP
Thank you to all the VJO swimmers and parents that helped volunteer at the Zone All Star Meet. We had some CRAZY weather conditions, but the meet went very well and everything ran very smoothly. We raised over $950 from our snack bar and received a $2,000 donation for hosting the meet. Thank you everyone for helping to make the meet a success for our LSC. It was a huge honor for VJO to be able to hold such a high caliber meet at our home pool. We couldn't have done it with all of you. Thank you!  Go SHARKS!
 
 
2017 VJO ALL STAR TEAM
(from top to bottom; Gabriel Cueva, Angel Sapida, Abby Sapida and Alexandra Grant)
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
MANDATORY GROUP PARENT MEETINGS
In March VJO will be having mandatory parent meetings for each group (Hammerhead 1, Hammerhead 2, Leopard Sharks, Mako Sharks, Age Group and Senior).  In these group parent meetings the coaches will be talking to the parents and discussing important topics such as; group expectations, group requirements, group goals, current and long term group focus and parent/swimmer/coach communication. We encourage parents to bring your questions. Our board members will also be present to answer any non-coaching related questions. All groups will have regular practice on these parent meeting days. Group parent meetings will be held in the portable buildings next to the pool (707 & 709 Heartwood Ave).
Group Parent Meeting Schedule:
Tuesday March 14th
5:30-6:30pm – Leopard Shark Parent Meeting
6:30-7:30pm – Mako Shark Parent Meeting
 
Tuesday March 21st
5:30-6:30pm – Hammerhead 1 Parent Meeting
6:30-7:30pm – Hammerhead 2 Parent Meeting
 
Age Group Parent Meeting – TBA
Senior Parent Meeting - TBA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
NO PRACTICE DAYS
There will be no practice on the following days do to our coaching staffing being gone to Junior Olympic Championships in Carson City, NV.
NO PRACTICE – Thursday March 9th 2017
NO PRACTICE – Friday March 10th 2017
 
 
 
 
VJO Spaghetti Feed / Talent Show & Dessert Contest
The VJO Spaghetti Feed, Talent Show and Dessert Contest is BACK by popular demand. This event will be held on Saturday March 25th from 5-9pm at the SPSV Cafeteria. Invite your family and friends to join us for some good food and fun, while helping VJO raise some money in the process.
DATE: Saturday March 25th
TIME: 5-9pm
LOCATION: St. Patrick’s/St. Vincent’s Cafeteria
TICKETS: more info will be available soon
DESSERT CONTEST: Swimmers create and enter your best dessert in the dessert contest to win a prize. The coaches will be judging this contest. The dessert contest sign-up sheet is hanging next to the shark tank.  
TALENT SHOW: Swimmers we want to see your talents! We know you have many talents outside the pool; here is your chance to show them off. Enter the VJO talent show to showcase your talent. The Talent Show sign-up sheet is hanging next to the shark tank.  
 
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING MEETS:
 
WCAN MEET
The WCAN PENGUIN PLUNGE MEET on March 18-19 is CLOSED. This meet will be held at Vintage High School in Napa.
LOCATION: Vintage High School Pool, 1375 Trower Avenue, Napa, CA. 
PARKING: PARKING LOT GATES WILL BE LOCKED UNTIL 8:00AM ABSOLUTELY NO ENTRANCE TO THE PARKING LOT OR POOL AREA WILL BE ALLOWED BEFORE 8:00am 
TIME: Arrive at 8:00am. Warm-ups will be from 8:30am-9:45am. Meet will start @ 10:00am
 
 
 
2017 JUNIOR OLYMPIC CHAMPIONSHIPS
The 2017 Junior Olympic Championships is CLOSED. This year JO’s will be held in Carson City, Nevada on March 10-12. This is a qualifying meet, all swimmers 14 & Under must have achieved the JO time standard.
HOTEL: Our team will be staying at the Hampton Inn in Carson City, NV. Miriam Rivera has 10 rooms reserved from March 9- March 13. She was able to get a GREAT RATE of $107.99 per night plus tax.
Hampton Inn Hotel Carson City, NV
10 Hospital Way Carson City, NV
$107.99/night plus tax
 
 
WESTSIDE AQUADUCKS LONG COURSE C/B/A MEET 
The Westside Aquaducks Long Course C/B/A Meet on April 7-9 is CLOSED .
LOCATION: Petaluma Swim Center, 900 East Washington Street, Petaluma, CA 94952
TIME: Friday - Arrive at 3:30 for warm-ups. Meet starts at 5pm
Saturday - Arrive at 7:15am. Meet starts at 9am
Sunday - Arrive at 7:15am. Meet starts at 9am
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING DATES:
 
MARCH
Mar 9              - NO PRACTICE (Coaches gone to JO’s)
Mar 10            - NO PRACTICE (Coaches gone to JO’s)
Mar 10-12       - Junior Olympic Championships (Qualifying Meet, Carson City, NV)
Mar 14            - Leopard Shark Group Parent Meeting (5:30-6:30pm, portable buildings) ***JUST ADDED***
Mar 14            - Mako Shark Group Parent Meeting (6:30-7:30pm , portable buildings) ***JUST ADDED***
Mar 18-19       - WCAN Meet (All Groups, Vintage HS)
Mar 21            - Hammerhead 1 Group Parent Meeting (5:30-6:30pm, portable buildings) ***JUST ADDED***
Mar 21            - Hammerhead 2 Group Parent Meeting (6:30-7:30pm, portable buildings) ***JUST ADDED***
Mar 25            - VJO Spaghetti Feed, Talent Show & Dessert Contest (SPSV Cafeteria 5-9pm) 
Mar 30            - Shark Pride Day (5-6:30pm, All Groups) 
Mar 30-Ap 2   - Far Western Championships (Qualifying Meet, Pleasanton)
 
APRIL
April 7-9         - Westside Aquaducks Long Course Meet (All Groups, Petaluma)
April 22           - Applebee’s Flap Jack Fundraiser (8-10am) 
April 27           - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-7pm)
April 28-29      - SCAC’s High School League Championships (HS swimmers, ACHS)
April 30          - SASO Invit Meet (All Groups, Solano College Pool)
 
MAY
May 11-13       - Sac Jacquin High School Section Championships (HS Qualifiers, Lodi CA)
May 20-22       - VJO Long Course Meet (Cunningham Pool, All Groups)
May 23            - NO PRACTICE (Meet Recovery Day)
May 25            - Shark Pride Day (All Groups, 5-7pm)